Introducing district strategies

District strategies are a new level of strategic planning that we are introducing to the planning system. District strategies will capture and protect the valued character and attributes of each of Canberra's nine districts.

The district strategies deliver the ACT Planning Strategy by providing more specific and targeted directions for each district. In short, they will guide the strategic management of growth and change on a district scale in the context of green and blue spaces, good travel connections, housing, employment growth and support our shopping centres

Weston Creek Engagement Schedule in February 2023

Pop ups

  • Wednesday 15th 10.00 - 2.00pm - Cooleman Court
  • Thursday 16th 10.00 - 2.00pm - Cooleman Court

South Side Listening Space

Day one

  • Friday 24th 10.00am - 5.00pm - Abode Woden Hotel (Stromlo Room)

Day two

  • Saturday 25th 11.00am - 4.00pm - Abode Woden Hotel (Stromlo Room)

We are looking at

The Weston Creek District Strategy captures the special character of Weston Creek and reflects the community's views on future planning priorities. It will help us manage growth and change in the district while protecting the things the community values most.

Directions for the Weston Creek

Blue-green network

  • Enhance priority blue-green connections at the western portion of Rivett and Duffy.
  • Prioritise the management of bushfire risks for existing and new development.

Economic access and opportunity across the city

  • Grow small business enterprise and employment opportunities in Weston group centre to enhance and diversify its key economic role for the district.

    Strategic movement to support city growth

    • Enhance public transport priority connections to the City Centre and to Woden and Molonglo Valley in future.

    Sustainable neighbourhoods

    • Develop more diverse housing in and around the Weston group centre, integrated with rapid public transport corridors.

    Inclusive centres and communities

    • Consider the role and function of existing group and local centres including Fisher local centre and undertake investigation in this and other centres to support community development.
    • Strengthen the cross-district network of community facilities with consideration of demand and existing provision across Weston Creek, Woden, and Molonglo Valley districts.

    Change Areas

    Each district strategy includes proposed, possible and potential key development sites and change areas, which are included on the map below and in the draft strategy. For Weston Creek, these include:

    • Weston group centre

    To see all the changes, visit the Draft Weston Creek District Strategy, or the Weston Creek District Summary & Map.

    Areas of change

    We would particularly like your comments on the ‘areas of change’ that are shown in the district strategy maps, especially the possible and potential change areas.

    Sites where some detailed planning has occurred and there is an indication of the future proposed change; Territory Plan Variations have progressed; decisions have been made about the future of the site; sites are included in the Indicative Land Release Program; and/or have development proposals progressed on them.

    Sites where there are opportunities for change but further work and detailed planning is needed and/or underway. These sites may have been flagged for possible change, government or private sector may have identified for future change, development and redevelopment but further work is needed to progress that to test and set directions for possible development and change.

    Areas that are considered to have potential in the longer term and may require detailed planning, investigations and potentially certain interventions to stimulate the opportunity.

    Weston Creek District Map

    Use the map below to check out the proposed, possible and potential key development sites and change areas for Weston Creek. You can have your say on these areas using the quick comment form below, or on the Provide Feedback page. The map below is also shown in detail in the district summary in the document library.

    Weston Creek District Strategy Quick Comment

    Use the form below to provide feedback and comments on the draft Weston Creek District Strategy. Your comments will be displayed in the Comment Board below for other community members to see and discuss. (max 140 characters). (max 140 characters).

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    2 February, 2023

    Paul says:

    Weston Creek should have a district playspace

    30 January, 2023

    Tash says:

    Im curious about Cooleman Ridge and Mt Arawang and the future plans. I also live in one on the Yellow future Investigation Areas

    30 January, 2023

    rehel- williams says:

    please no buildings between coolaman ridge and marrumbigge. we need the nature!!!!!!!!

    28 January, 2023

    Duffy resident says:

    The feedback says limiting highrise in the creek is a priority for residents but this seems to have been ignored with 6 story developments.

    28 January, 2023

    Duffy resident says:

    147 page consultation paper is too long to digest and get proper feedback. Needs an interactive map.

    28 January, 2023

    Jyneej says:

    Have Your Say is a rip off! Consultation? It never happens! Gov't willpower is arrogant. Listen to us? Bull!

    25 January, 2023

    Weston creek res says:

    Six story buildings seems overkill for Fisher esp w no light rail - the shops are awful. Fix services and shopping precincts first.

    25 January, 2023

    Peter L says:

    If the "Open Space" west of Cooleman Ridge Reserve is developed for housing the ridge will become a narrow & ecologically unsustainable area

    17 January, 2023

    Concerned resident says:

    Was the sustainable neighbourhood plan designed by someone blindfolded pointing at random at the map? Leave Z1 zones alone!

    17 January, 2023

    Duffy Resident says:

    I live on what looks like an affected street and have had no communication about this consultation. Is the ACT Gov trying to keep it quiet?

    15 January, 2023

    Anonymous says:

    The ALP and Greens have failed to support Weston Creek residents, and this strategy is another failure on their part.

    15 January, 2023

    Anonymous says:

    Over the last 5 years, Stirling has experienced rapid removal of public transport options to the detriment of the community. Restore ASAP